What's New

New! Add Audio Recordings to Your Notes

Can’t write or type fast enough to catch everything being said?
January 19, 2023
2
min read
What's New

GoodNotes is Apple’s 2022 iPad App of the Year!

A letter to our users, from the Founder and CEO of GoodNotes, Steven Chan.
November 29, 2022
3
min read
Study Tips

11 Best Study with Me YouTube Channels and Livestreams

It’s time to study — what are you playing in the background?
September 5, 2022
5
min read
Study Tips

A Short & Sweet Guide to the Leitner System

The Leitner System — aka, the most efficient way to use flashcards.
August 15, 2022
3
min read
Study Tips

7 Practical Ways to Apply Active Recall When Studying

Active recall — if you’re a student, you’ve probably heard the term floating around.
August 1, 2022
5
min read
Study Tips

How to Get Good Grades: 7 Scientific Study Tips & Techniques

So, you want good grades?
July 25, 2022
8
min read
Note-Taking

The best styluses for note-taking on the iPad

Which iPad stylus is the best for note-taking?
April 4, 2022
4
min read
What's New

New! Comments: Start Distraction-Free Conversations on Shared Documents

GoodNotes now supports Comments in your digital notes!
February 10, 2022
2
min read
Journaling

Top 9 Best Digital Planners for GoodNotes in 2023 (Free & Paid)

Looking for the best digital planner to replace your paper notebook?
December 24, 2021
10
min read
What's New

Introducing the GoodNotes Community: A Notes-Sharing Platform to Get Inspired and Study Better

Just because you’re studying remotely doesn’t mean you have to study alone.
September 16, 2021
4
min read
Journaling

11 Digital Sticker Packs for GoodNotes: Our Picks!

Looking for digital stickers to use in GoodNotes?
June 23, 2021
6
min read
Life at GoodNotes

Day in the Life of a Hybrid Data & Backend Engineer at GoodNotes

Nathan joined GoodNotes 8 months ago as one of our software engineers, after being referred by a friend.
June 3, 2021
4
min read
What's New

Introducing the Elements Tool: Save and Reuse Stickers, Diagrams, and Text Across all Your Notes

Say goodbye to copying and pasting from notebook to notebook, or redrawing the same diagrams each time, and say hello to the new Elements Tool.
May 3, 2021
4
min read
Study Tips

How to Study More Effectively with Digital Flashcards

Are you making the most of your flashcard study sessions?
January 22, 2021
5
min read
GoodNotes 101

How GoodNotes Keeps Your Digital Notes Safe

If you rely on a notebook or on loose leaf paper, misplacing your notes or spilling your coffee on them could mean losing them forever.
January 13, 2021
4
min read
Note-Taking

How to Mark Up a PDF on the iPad

If you’ve ever Googled “pdf annotation software” or “pdf editor” you know the pain of trying to mark up a PDF on the computer.
November 20, 2020
4
min read
GoodNotes 101

Search Your Handwriting & 5 More Things Only a Note-Taking App Can Do

Yes, that’s right. GoodNotes can search the notes you take on your iPad, whether you’re writing, typing, or marking up a PDF.
November 12, 2020
4
min read
GoodNotes 101

5 Ways to Study Together with GoodNotes (No Matter the Timezone)

Another added benefit of using a digital note-taking app to study?
October 29, 2020
5
min read
What's New

Draw and Hold to Create Perfect Shapes & More: What’s New with GoodNotes’ Shape Recognition

We’ve made some significant upgrades to GoodNotes’ shape recognition technology that we’re excited to share with you today.
September 25, 2020
4
min read
Life at GoodNotes

Offsites, Yoga, Karaoke, oh my! Perks of Working at GoodNotes

At GoodNotes, we believe in investing in our people.
September 21, 2020
6
min read
What's New

Introducing Shared Documents — Enable shared links & collaborate with other users

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of our latest GoodNotes update version 5.5. It adds the ability to share documents with other users and work together on the same version.
August 26, 2020
5
min read
GoodNotes 101

How GoodNotes Uses GoodNotes

One of the best parts of building an app like GoodNotes is seeing all the different ways people use it.
August 6, 2020
5
min read
What's New

GoodNotes 5 for Mac is now available on the Mac App Store

Important update: This article has been updated in April 2020 to reflect that GoodNotes is now a universal purchase for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
October 8, 2019
3
min read
Journaling

How to Take Aesthetic Notes on the iPad

Here’s a secret: taking aesthetic notes on the iPad is so much easier than on paper.
May 16, 2019
5
min read
Study Tips

Which is the Best iPad for College Students?

A comparison of iPad models for college and university students
November 22, 2018
6
min read
GoodNotes 101

How to Write on PowerPoint Slides on an iPad

In this blog article, we‘ll explain how you can write on PowerPoint slides on your iPad instead of having to print them out.
September 19, 2018
3
min read
Note-Taking

The Best Note-Taking Methods for College Students & Serious Note-takers

Which is the best note-taking method for you?
May 9, 2018
5
min read
What's New

New! Your first 3 notebooks in GoodNotes are now free

You heard right — we’re thrilled to put GoodNotes in the hands of even more people.
April 5, 2018
2
min read
Journaling

Why GoodNotes Is The Best Digital Bullet Journal App

Thinking of starting a digital bullet journal?
January 29, 2018
6
min read
Note-Taking

Outline Notes: How To Use This Method For Better Note-Taking

The outline method is perhaps one of the most common, but still one of the best note-taking methods.
October 19, 2017
3
min read
Note-Taking

Alternative Note-Taking Methods Explained — “The Boxing Method”

You might have heard about the outline method or the Cornell note-taking technique but most likely you have never heard about the “Boxing Method“.
October 4, 2017
3
min read
Note-Taking

Cornell Note Taking — The Best Way To Take Notes Explained

Cornell notes are simply one of the best ways to take notes.
August 9, 2017
3
min read
GoodNotes 101

How to View GoodNotes Notes on Android or Non-Apple Devices

Whether you’re trying to access your notes on Android or Windows, or looking for an easy way to send a GoodNotes document to someone who doesn’t have the app — we’re here to tell you it’s possible.
May 12, 2017
3
min read